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Talking about long-term trend with respect to thyroid problems in women, Dr. Usha Menon, Associate Professor, Endocrinology, Amrita School of Medicine, Kochi, said, “Thyroid problems appear to be increasing in the country, especially among women. This may be due to the fact that thyroid blood tests are now easily available in every nook and corner at a reasonable cost. Awareness of thyroid problems has increased considerably over the past decade. Since thyroid disorders usually produce subtle symptoms, more people are screened for these diseases when they have non-specific symptoms like tiredness and weight gain. Hence, it is unclear whether this is an increase or just better detection".